Art Workshops and Training

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Art Classes in Manchester

We frequently run programmes of creative workshops open to anyone over the age of 16 (apart from Saturday Art Clubs and Family Ceramics which are open to younger participants). Spark your creativity with one of our sessions and learn a new skill, connect with others or continue your professional development!

If you would like to receive an email when our new art classes in Manchester go live, you can sign up for the Public Creative Workshops mailing list here, and receive up-to-date, regular information about our exhibitions and events by subscribing to our Gallery Events mailing list. Or check here to see if we have any workshops now booking.

Please see cancellation policy and additional workshop-related information at the bottom of this page.

Jan – March 2020

Workshop Title
Time, Date
Price Details & Bookings
Drink N Doodle
£15 Monthly drawing social with a different theme each month. All abilities welcome from “can’t draw” to “can’t stop drawing!”. Details and bookings here.
6-Week Pottery
Evening Class

£90 Developing hand building techniques such as thumb pots, coiling, slab building and decoration, Sharon will support you with your own ideas – if you have previously attended a course she will ensure that your pottery skills continue to grow! Price includes 2kg clay & firing. Details and bookings here.
Ceramics: Fortnightly Pottery Studio £10 per session Do you have some pottery skills but nowhere to practice? Come along to our monthly clay sessions and work on your own projects using our fantastic clay studio with the support of our fantastic Pottery Pioneers Team. Details and bookings here.
Monthly Saturday Art Clubs 11:00-15:30, Jan-July, Sept-Nov on the last Saturday of the month. Suggested £2 donation Adults & children welcome – arts activities are drop-in and run from 11:00-15:30. Click here for details.
Artist’s Networking Events FREE Artist / facilitator plus digital marketing training. Book here.
Ceramics: Sgraffito Storage Jar £55 Explore ceramic sgraffito, a form of decoration created by scratching a surface to reveal a layer of a contrasting colour, with ceramic artist Alison Waters. Click here for details.
Sewing for The Terrified £30-35 Do you own a sewing machine but don’t know how to use it or would like a bit more guidance? This workshop is just for you! Click here for details.

Art for Wellbeing: Ottoman Mandalas Workshop

£30-£35 Be inspired by patterns from the decorative Ottoman architecture of Istanbul. Click here for details.

Terracotta Bird Feeder

£30-£35 Explore the joy of working with terracotta! Click here for details.
Watercolour Skies £25 Discover the wonder of watercolour with local artist Sue Diskin. Click here for details.
Pottery Pets £35-£40 Sculpt your own pet from clay, creating a piece of truly priceless and characterful art! Click here for details.
Art Workshops in Manchester Leaflet (PDF) |  Click to view Facebook event pages
Click here for details about other exhibitions and events.
If you have any questions about booking, after you have attended a workshop or you would like to suggest particular types of training or workshops held at the centre, please contact us via You will find detailed visitor information including for parking and transport here.
Workshop Refund & Cancellation Policy
If you need to cancel a workshop
Please check dates and times carefully before booking. We understand that some unforseen circumstances may arise, so if you are unable to attend your booked workshop and it’s more than 14 days in advance of the start date, then we will try to offer a transfer to an alternative date or workshop. We appreciate that it is not always possible to find someone who can buy your ticket from you and will refund your ticket.
If cancellation is within 14 days of your workshop I’m afraid we are unable to offer a refund due to the uncertainty of being able to fill the space at short notice.
We do understand that sometimes unforeseen circumstances may mean that you can’t attend so we are happy for you to send along a friend to take your place or to pass or sell it to somone – just let us know.
Our right to cancel a workshop
Should we need to cancel a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances, we will give you as much notice as possible of the cancellation. We will give you a full refund or if you prefer a transfer to an alternative available course, space permitting we will try to accommodate this.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept any liability for travel or other costs.
Tickets do not need to be printed.